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Essentials Fall 100: The Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer is an Amazon best seller -- and a fall entertaining essential

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Air fryers are still the hottest kitchen gadgets around. If you don't have one yet, we've found an Amazon bestseller that we love with a 4.8-star-rating and tons of positive reviews.

Keep reading to see why the Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer earned a spot on our Essentials Fall 100 list -- and why it deserves a spot on your kitchen counter. 

Top products in this article:

Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart), $180

Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart), $100

Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 deluxe XL fryer (8 quart), $220 (reduced from $250)

Air fryers can help you make all sorts of tasty fall foods. Use an air fryer to whip up crispy roasted vegetables or perfectly toasted pumpkin seeds. An air fryer can even make a Sunday night football or Thanksgiving appetizer feast, including stuffed peppers, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings (even from frozen) and potato skins. And you'll still have your oven free for baking even more goodies.

Best of all, because of the way air fryers work, you can make these foods with less oil than traditional methods of preparation. Air fryers cook faster than traditional ovens too, which means you and your crew won't have to wait as long for your food.

The Cosori Dual Blaze is an Amazon best seller. It boasts a bunch of cool features and functions, including Wi-Fi connectivity, voice command and dual heating elements (so you don't need to flip your food while it's cooking). Keep reading to shop the Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer and see more CBS Essentials air fryer picks.

Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart)


The Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer features 12 different cooking functions. According to the brand, the air fryer's aluminum basket conducts heat three times faster and stores heat more effectively than other air fryers. The kitchen gadget uses dual heating elements and Cosori's 360 ThermoIQ technology to make real-time temperature adjustments during cooking, so you'll get evenly cooked and crisped food, without having to shake or flip whatever's in your basket. The non-stick basket is dishwasher safe.

This large Cosori air fryer connects to your phone, so you can scan the barcode of your favorite frozen foods to get the ideal temperature and time settings. This smart air fryer can also be operated by voice command. 

"I love how easy it is to cook many different types of food in my new air fryer. No heavy greasy foods to deal with and the foods retain their natural flavors. Extremely fast cooking speeds and the model I chose makes shaking and turning foods over a thing of the past. The foods come out tender crisp and browned perfectly," raved an Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori Dual Blaze 6.8 quart smart air fryer.

Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart), $180

More air fryers to consider

If you have limited kitchen counter space or a limited budget, the Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer may not be right for you. Here are more top-rated air fryers that we think you'll love.

Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart)


The bestselling Cosori air fryer features 13 different cooking functions that prepare your food at the best temperature and time for the most crisp and crunch. Cooking for more than one or two? According to the brand, the 5.8-quart basket can fit a five-pound chicken. The non-stick air fryer basket is removable and dishwasher safe. The top-rated air fryer comes in black, red and white. 

"This thing is so easy to clean and use," enthused an Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori air fryer. "It has made cooking bacon the easiest thing ever, it's great for reheating items or using it as a mini oven. It becomes a must-have item after you've gotten used to adding it to your cooking accessories. I'll always have an air fryer from now on in my kitchen."

Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart), $100

Philips Essential Airfryer Compact (4.3 quart)


Here's a good air fryer for people with smaller kitchens. 

An updated and compact version of the original gadget introduced in 2010, this Philips Essential Airfryer grills, roasts, bakes, reheats and air fries -- it's ready to take on a multitude of air fryer recipes. It features a digital touchscreen with seven presets for simplified cooking. Measures 4.1 liters (more than 4.3 quarts).

Philips Essential Airfryer Compact (4.3 quart), $150

Emeril Lagasse power air fryer

Emeril Lagasse/Amazon

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's countertop convection oven offers many of the same functions as other countertop air fryers, but manages to "kick it up a notch," in his signature fashion, by adding a rotisserie to the mix.

It offers 12 functions on its LCD digital display -- air fry, bake, rotisserie, dehydrate, toast, reheat, roast, broil, bagel, pizza, slow cook and warm/reheat -- and comes with a crisper tray, rotisserie spit, pizza rack, baking pan, drip tray and cookbook filled with Lagasse's recipes. 

Emeril Lagasse power air fryer, $165 (reduced from $250)

Chefman digital air fryer (10.6 quart)

Chefman via Walmart

The Chefman digital air fryer does more than just get chicken fingers nice and crispy. This 10-liter appliance (10.6 quart) can be used as a rotisserie spit, oven and a dehydrator. 

It comes with cooking accessories that include removable racks, a rotisserie basket, rotisserie spit, drip tray and retrieval tool.

Chefman digital air fryer (10.6 quart), $116

Instant Pot Crisp multi-cooker and air fryer (8 quart)

Instant Pot 8-quart crisp multi-cooker and air fryer
Instant Pot via Walmart

This nine-in-one Instant Pot device can air fry, pressure cook, steam, slow cook, sauté, bake, broil, roast and keep food warm as well as make rice and oatmeal. 

The pressure-cooking lid and cooking pot insert are both dishwasher safe.

Instant Pot Crisp multi-cooker and air fryer (8 quart), $79 (reduced from $99)

Instant Vortex Plus (6 quart)

Instant Pot via Amazon

Yes, it's another Instant Pot device but this one specifically air fries. Unlike many air fryers, the Instant Vortex Plus has an easy view window. Instead of opening the air fryer every 10 minutes to see if your food is crisping, watch it get that delicious crunch while it cooks without letting all the heat out of your device. 

The Instant Vortex Plus can also roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate food. 

Instant Vortex Plus (6 quart), $99 (reduced from $160)

Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 deluxe XL air fryer (8 quart)


One of Ninja Foodi's highest-rated models on Amazon, this 4.8-star-rated, family-friendly 12-in-1, extra-large air fryer offers an 8-quart pot that holds up to a 7-pound chicken or eight breasts. 

It can pressure cook and slow cook, air fry and crisp, steam, slow cook, bake, sous vide, keep warm, sear, sauté, roast, broil, dehydrate and make yogurt. 

Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 deluxe XL fryer (8 quart), $220 (reduced from $250)

Instant Pot Omni Plus air fryer toaster oven


The sleek-looking Instant Omni Plus boasts 10-in-1 functionality, but the headline is: It works as an air fryer and as a toaster oven. It boasts enough space for a large chicken, or 12-inch pizza.

Amazon reviewers rate it 4.6 stars; they give it high marks for its easy-to-operate digital interface and stainless-steel exterior. 

Instant Pot Omni Plus air fryer toaster oven, $224

The CBS Essentials Fall 100

Want the secret to the perfect fall? The shopping experts at CBS Essentials (that's us!) have compiled the first-ever Essentials Fall 100, a list of the 100 most essential products of fall 2022. 

These must-have items include bestsellers, seasonal favorites, top-rated products and hotly anticipated new gadgets including the new Apple iPhone 14Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple AirPods Pro 2. Before you buy anything this season, check out the CBS Essentials Fall 100 list for the best in tech, kitchen gadgets such as coffee makers4K TVs and streaming boxes, home appliances such as washers and dryersrobot vacuums, must-have apparel, cozy furniture, fall decor, Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving turkeys and more.

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